Chicago, IL -
The national Transgender Day of Remembrance, to raise public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people and to publicly mourn and honor the lives of those who might otherwise be forgotten, is Wed., Nov. 20.
In Chicago, Howard Brown Health Center, Broadway Youth Center
, Chicago Women's AIDS Project
, Chicago House Trans Life Center and Center on Halsted
are jointly hosting an event at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, from 6-8 p.m.
The event includes a reception and welcome address with light food and refreshments, a reading of names, videos and performances by several prominent members of the trans community. The free event is open to the public.
Last week, Center on Halsted tied purple ribbons in the trees outside its building to commemorate the lives of trans community members who have lost their lives as a result of anti-transgender hatred or prejudice.For more information about the national Transgender Day of Remembrance visit: transgenderdor.org.